HUMOROUS FOOD ANALOGY

Do I Have to Eat Eggs with Runny Yolks?

No, at my age, I eat what I want

Lee J. Bentch
Just Thoughts
Published in
3 min readMay 26, 2024

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An image of a plate of scrambled eggs garnished with parsley and tomatoes
Image by AI — Bing Creator, May 2024

The lovely egg is tasty and versatile. It is the queen of most breakfast plates, and its potent protein dose warms the hearts of nutritionists daily.

Egg consumption is not just a trend; it’s a significant part of our diet. We consume around 275 eggs per person per year. That is more than the number of cigars I smoke or hamburgers I eat in the same time frame.

I don’t eat eggs daily, but when I do, I ingest more than one. The industry statistics are closer to the truth than we think.

The consumption numbers don’t consider the number of eggs used for baking, cooking, or throwing at people’s houses, a practice I don’t recommend.

The egg industry creates around $9 billion annually, a small part of the $78 billion poultry industry. I’m reminded daily that if we didn’t have eggs, we wouldn’t have chicken nuggets, boneless wings, fried chicken, or omelets.

The mention of the poultry industry always causes me to laugh. The industry has done an excellent job convincing us that chicken wings are essential dietary components, especially if you eat the ones without bones.

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Lee J. Bentch
Just Thoughts

I am an author, a technology guy, a grandad, a widower, and a man with many interests. I write to inform and entertain. Email: lee@lbentch.com